Paddling pool will be closed for essential maintenance (15-17 July 2024)

Cassiobury park paddling pools

The Cassiobury Park paddling pool will be closed for three days in July, to allow essential maintenance to take place and ensure it's ready for the peak periods over the summer months ahead...

Watford Borough Council has said that the splash park will be closed from Monday 15 July to Wednesday 17 July, while work is carried out on the pool plant. The work is weather dependent, so if it remains dry on Monday and Tuesday, the pools should be open for ‘walk-in’ participants on Wednesday, but bookings will not be available. Potential visitors on these dates are advised to check in advance.

The paddling pool is usually open daily from 10am to 6.30pm between which times staff check and monitor water quality. The pools are managed by Everyone Active and there is a booking system in place to help manage the facility during peak times.

The bookings run in one hour play slots, limited to 270 people at one time (including parents and guardians), and are bookable for the following entry times - 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm and 5.30pm.

In order to pre-book, park-visitors will need to register an account with Everyone Active at in order to get a member ID and Pin Number. Bookings can be made via the Everyone Active app and website via Instructions for the app can be found below:

  1. Download the Everyone Active App
  2. Select your home centre. This can be done by selecting the three lines at the top left-hand side of the screen. Select “My Clubs” and click the ‘+’ in the top right-hand corner to search for ‘Cassiobury Park Paddling Pools’
  3. Click the icon “Courses & Lessons”.
  4. Choose the time you wish to book your session for
  5. When the option to book is selected, you will be prompted to login if you haven’t already
  6. If you do not know your login credentials, please select ‘forgotten my password’
  7. Review your booking details and tap the green “BOOK” button to confirm your reservation

People are encouraged not to book back-to-back slots, otherwise children and families wanting to use the facility might not be accommodated. If you book back-to-back sessions, you will still be required to exit at the end of the session, when the pools are drained down for 30 minutes, and will be refused entry on to the next session.

For more information on how to visit Watford’s parks safely and their facilities, please visit

Published: 10th July 2024

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